Connecting campus to Christ

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him (Colossians 2:6).

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

WELS began its first campus ministry in 1920 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One hundred years later, WELS campus ministries have grown to reach students across the country and even around the globe. We thank God for his blessings as we celebrate this 100th anniversary!

I invite you to learn from a panel of students about how campus ministry has impacted their lives. We travel to the University of Florida, where we see campus ministry can be done even by congregations of modest size and with minimal WELS student populations. The panel discusses several interesting topics including:

  • What are some unique opportunities and challenges to ministering to college students?
  • In what ways can college students bless local congregations?
  • In what ways can local congregations be a blessing to college students?

Thank you for your congregational and individual gifts that support the work of Campus Ministry! Please pray for our Campus Ministry Committee as they continue to plan, assist congregations with seed money for new programs, and call a Campus Ministry mission counselor. Prayerfully consider giving a special offering today as we celebrate together one hundred years of God’s blessings.

Serving together,
Pastor Scott Wolfram
Chairman, WELS Campus Ministry Committee

P.S. Read more about how students can serve, learn, grow, and stay connected to their faith through campus ministry—and how these connections can be a tremendous blessing to our churches and members—at


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